Five top replacements for Graham Potter as next Chelsea boss with calls for under-pressure boss to be sacked

    GRAHAM POTTER is facing increasing pressure as Chelsea boss.

    The former Brighton manager has overseen a dismal run of results in recent weeks.

    Graham Potter is under pressure at Chelsea

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    Graham Potter is under pressure at ChelseaCredit: Getty

    The difficult period has seen the Blues crash out of both domestic cups, after yesterday’s 4-0 drubbing at Manchester City.

    Potter has also made the worst start over 11 Prem games of any Chelsea manager in the last 30 years.

    Chelsea icon Frank Leboeuf claimed “enough is enough” after the City embarrassment and called for Potter to go.

    While away fans chanted the name of former boss Thomas Tuchel.

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    City manager Pep Guardiola called on Potter to be given time to get it right at Stamford Bridge.

    But with vultures already circling around the 47-year-old, we take a look at who Betfair claim to be his five most likely successors.

    MAURICIO POCHETTINO

    Former Tottenham boss is Betfair’s favourite to succeed Potter, having been out of work since leaving PSG at the end of last season.

    Pochettino, 50, oversaw many feisty encounters with the Blues during his time at Spurs, and a marriage with the Stamford Bridge club could be uneasy for both fanbases.

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    Mauricio Pochettino has been out of work since leaving PSG

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    Mauricio Pochettino has been out of work since leaving PSGCredit: Reuters

    BRENDAN RODGERS

    The Leicester boss has obvious history with the Blues, having managed their reserves during 2006 and 2008.

    His stock fell a little after the Foxes’ poor start to the season, but the Northern Irishman remains a well respected coach.

    Brendan Rodgers coached in Chelsea's academy earlier in his career

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    Brendan Rodgers coached in Chelsea’s academy earlier in his careerCredit: Reuters

    DIEGO SIMEONE

    Atletico Madrid boss has been at the helm of the Spanish club since 2011, and is reportedly the highest paid coach in the world on £36.2m a year.

    Simeone, 52, has an impressive CV, but may not be the perfect fit with Chelsea’s young squad.

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    Diego Simeone is the highest paid coach in the worldCredit: AFP

    ZINEDINE ZIDANE

    Zinedine Zidane appeared to be waiting for the France job, but has been snubbed by the French Federation who opted to extend Didier Deschamps’ deal to 2026.

    This could open the door to a return to club management, with Zizou having been out of work since leaving Real Madrid at the end of the 2020-21 season.

    Zinedine Zidane has been out of work since the end of the 2020-21 season

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    Zinedine Zidane has been out of work since the end of the 2020-21 seasonCredit: Splash

    THOMAS TUCHEL

    They say never go back… but Chelsea fans in the away end at Man City yesterday appeared to yearn for former boss Tuchel.

    The German spoke of his devastation upon his sacking in September, but would Todd Boehly really swallow his pride to bring him back? And would it even be a smart move? Time will tell.

    Thomas Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea after a defeat to Dinamo Zagreb

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    Thomas Tuchel was sacked by Chelsea after a defeat to Dinamo ZagrebCredit: Getty

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